Lincoln Features from Past Issues

Table of Contents of Archived features about Abraham Lincoln

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Posted on Feb 12 2018 in Archives

Revisit features about Abraham Lincoln from past issues …

  • Did growing up in the free state of Indiana play a role in Lincoln’s views on slavery?;
  • Lincoln’s years in Indiana are mostly surrounded in vague details and myths. How did artists fill in the missing pieces;
  • Looking at Abe’s Bicentennial Birthday Bash;
  • and much more!

 


In the Footsteps of Lincoln

(This article originally appeared in the February 1996 issue of Electric Consumer.)

In autumn of 1844, Abraham Lincoln had a homecoming. Then a 35-year-old Illinois legislator, Lincoln was stumping for presidential candidate Henry Clay in his old stomping grounds of Southern Indiana. The return to where Lincoln lived from 1816 to 1830 must have brought back bittersweet boyhood memories … Continue reading


Traces of Lincoln

(This article originally appeared in the February 1999 issue of Electric Consumer.)

Much is known and recorded, in words and pictures, of Abraham Lincoln as the Illinois prairie lawyer, orator and politician. Even more is revealed and preserved of Lincoln as the revered president who steered the nation through Civil War and saved the Union; brought to all people of this nation “a new birth of freedom”; … Continue reading


Lighting the Candles on Lincoln’s Life and Legacy

(This article originally appeared in the February 2008 issue of Electric Consumer.)

Before Abraham Lincoln belonged to the ages, he belonged to the Ohio, Anderson and Sangamon rivers. Before he belonged to the Union he saved, he belonged to the fields and flatboats, borrowed books and backwoods, creeks and courtrooms of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. As the nation celebrates Lincoln’s 200th birthday over the next two years, … Continue reading


For the Ages; But Not for Now?

(This article originally appeared in the February 2008 issue of Electric Consumer.)

Abraham Lincoln was many things to many people … the greatest president, the Great Emancipator, savior of the Union, Honest Abe, a martyr to freedom. Poet Walt Whitman pined, “O Captain, My Captain” upon his death. Some go as far as to see him in a Christlike way: he sacrificed himself for the nation’s original … Continue reading


Celebrating Lincoln Home

(This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Electric Consumer.)

“Determine that the thing can be and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1848This Feb. 12 marks Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. But Lincoln-philes and historians in Indiana got to blow out the candles early… after holding their collective breath for … Continue reading


Lincoln, The Great Man and Leader, Was a Hoosier

(This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Electric Consumer.)

My wife and I came across a nifty booklet called “Lincoln the Hoosier” at an antique shop a few years ago. Its subtitle: “A restatement of some facts that too many folks seem to have forgotten.” At only  4-by-6-inches and 44 pages, the booklet wields a surprisingly heavy blade ably chopping through decades of historical … Continue reading


Thinkin’ of Lincoln

(This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Electric Consumer.)

What better way to honor Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday than to send him a birthday card? The Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission invites people to send birthday cards — preferably homemade — to honor our country’s celebrated 16th president. The cards may be used for displays or publicity. Since Lincoln spent his childhood … Continue reading